@Kevin-Longueil Thanks! That really helped, I like the idea with the trees as well.
@Larissa-Brown-Marantz Thank you.
@smceccarelli Thanks. You're right about the composition, I didn't notice the horizontal/vertical thing until you mentioned it.
@bharris Thank you. It's good to hear that the bird leading the rescue party comes across, I'm trying to see how much story I can tell in a single image, so far it's proven quite difficult to find a way to hint at a story without getting too complex.
Here is what I've got now, I still need to add a few things, like the boat, and I'm not sure on some of the colors yet.